Internet of Things

Connectivity concerns must be addressed to unlock IoT’s potential for energy sector

Energy companies will struggle to derive the maximum value from the Internet of Things (IoT) without access to radically improved, reliable, high-speed connectivity. This is according to independent research commissioned by Inmarsat, which found that while the overwhelming majority of energy companies are in the process of deploying or developing IoT solutions, …

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Houses are becoming increasingly smart

In recent years, the IFA trade show has become one of the most important trade fairs in the smart homes sector. As you wander through the 57th edition of the event, one thing in particular becomes clear: buildings, houses and apartments are becoming increasingly smart – and a growing number …

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Consumers want compatible solutions

Even huge enterprises such as Apple and Amazon have jumped on the smart home bandwagon. Voice control and compatibility are two of the most important reasons for rapid growth rates. However, many manufacturers continue to close themselves off from the competition by producing isolated solutions. Experts view this behaviour as …

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u‑blox enables the world’s first Narrowband IoT based smart street lighting system

With hundreds of existing projects deployed worldwide, InteliLIGHT’s smart street lighting remote management solution is a proven concept employing a range of communication protocols. Having identified NB‑IoT as strategically important, InteliLIGHT chose to partner with u‑blox on the development of its FRE‑220‑NB range of NB‑IoT compatible luminaire controllers. The new …

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Technologies tipping Industry 4.0

Science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury once said, ‘Living at risk is jumping off a cliff and building your wings on the way down.’ Though this is a truly inspiring thought, I’m not convinced that construction or even cognitive thought would be at the forefront of someone’s mind when faced with …

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oneM2M smart city data chosen to power Hackathon at IEEE event

Data from real-world applications will be used by app developers, product managers and solution architects from across the IoT industry Critical data from oneM2M’s successful smart city deployments will be used in the WISE-IoT Consortium’s IoT4Tourism Hackathon. The Hackathon will be held at the IEEE ICCE Berlin Conference, in conjunction with …

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The future of smart building solutions delivered: Altair’s Carriots Analytics integrates with CANDI PowerTools

Altair has announced its collaboration with CANDI Controls to offer a comprehensive smart building solution that operates with industry-leading commercial gateways. The new Altair-CANDI solution combines the strength of CANDI PowerTools, which handles the complex protocol and networking problems required to securely integrate and manage edge device communications, with Carriots …

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Collecting data in the IoT

Data collection represents the point where the Internet of Things meets the real world. Innovative sensors based on microelectromechanical systems and new optical sensors are pushing back the barriers to ubiquitous IoT deployment. Andrew Pockson, divisional marketing manager, Anglia, tells us more The Internet of Things (IoT) is driving rapid …

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Fitting together the IIoT connectivity puzzle

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will greatly change almost every industry at a rate faster than any previous disruption. Companies, and whole industries, must react quickly to capitalise on the new capabilities and avoid obsolescence. Dr. Stan Schneider, CEO, RTI, talks about how the IIC, Industry 4.0, DDS, and …

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Steps towards the connected evolution

Digital transformation is enabling previously disconnected entities, such as heating systems, houses, retail systems, cars, and appliances, to come together. By linking “things” with sensors and actuators via data gateways and sophisticated control systems, it is now possible to deliver and receive information that allows these entities to be managed …

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